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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD: 

Paint internal and external surfaces 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
14893  Paint internal and external surfaces 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Building Construction 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 12 - Physical Planning and Construction Building Construction 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 2  NQF Level 02 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Reregistered  2018-07-01  2023-06-30  SAQA 06120/18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2024-06-30   2027-06-30  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard does not replace any other unit standard and is not replaced by any other unit standard. 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
Learners' who are assessed as competent against this unit standard will be able to prepare, prime and paint new surfaces in accordance with the requirements specified in working drawings for houses of a basic design ensuring that the applicable National Building standards, health and safety regulations and prescribed time frames are adhered to.

The competencies contained in this unit standard complement the other building competencies that make up this qualification and will contribute to the development of professional Community House Builders who are able to use science and technology in a responsible and cost effective manner. These competencies should result in improved quality and service delivery in community house building.

The contribution to The National Skills Development Strategy is the key developmental interface between Learners' and new competencies to be achieved.

The successful completion of this unit standard will provide Learners' with access to the National Certificate in Construction Painting - NQF Level 3. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
NQF Level 1 (ABET Level 4) Literacy and Numeracy competencies 

UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
The competencies specified in this unit standard are applicable to the construction of houses that are rectangular in shape and it is within this context that the learner is required to demonstrate competent performance.

Coatings include paint and varnish.

Surfaces are limited to wood, steel, plaster and screed.

Thickness of coat application is per manufacturer specification. 

Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
Identify type of surface. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Surface is accurately identified. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Surface characteristics are accurately described. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Faulty surfaces are identified and rejected. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
Prepare new surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Imperfections are cleaned out. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Bare areas are sanded down. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Raw areas of plaster are etched. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. All surfaces are dusted down, or washed and left to dry where appropriate, after they have been prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Appropriate materials, tools and equipment are selected and correctly used. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Windows are kept closed when a floor is painted. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
Prime new surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Raw areas of plaster are primed. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Spot primer or primer coats are applied to bare areas. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Primers are thoroughly mixed before they are applied to surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
4. There are no runs or missed spots when the primer is applied. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
5. Primers are applied to the correct thickness in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
6. Primers are allowed to dry for the specified length of time. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 7 
7. Appropriate materials, tools and equipment are selected and correctly used. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
Prepare materials. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Adequate ventilation is provided when paint materials are prepared. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. All paint is thoroughly mixed in accordance with specified requirements prior to application. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
3. Appropriate materials, tools and equipment are selected and correctly used. 

SPECIFIC OUTCOME 5 
Apply paint to surfaces. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
1. Appropriate paint is selected in accordance with specified requirements. 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
2. Paint is applied to an even and smooth finish. 


UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
  • Anyone assessing a learner or moderating the assessment of a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with the CETA - ETQA, for this unit standard.
  • Any institution offering learning that will enable the achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider with the CETA - ETQA.
  • CETA - ETQA is responsible for moderation of learner achievements for Learners' who meet the requirements of this qualification. 

  • UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
    Understand and explain:
  • Chemical and physical properties of primers, paints, varnishes and surfaces
  • Physical concept of cohesion and adhesion
  • The influence of surface moisture on the quality of surface finishes
  • The psychological impact of colour on human moods 

  • UNIT STANDARD DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOME 
    N/A 

    UNIT STANDARD LINKAGES 
    N/A 


    Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems and make decisions using critical and creative thinking:
  • Surfaces are thoroughly checked prior to commencing work, imperfections are cleaned out and any faulty surfaces that are identified are rejected
  • Bare areas are sanded down and raw areas of plaster are etched prior applying the primer 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise oneself and one's activities:
  • There are no runs or missed spots when the primer is applied
  • All surfaces are dusted down, or washed and left to dry where appropriate, after they have been prepared
  • Appropriate materials, tools and equipment are selected for the job at hand and correctly used 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information:
  • Primers are applied to the correct thickness in accordance with specified requirements
  • Primers are allowed to dry for the specified length of time
  • Appropriate paint is selected in accordance with specified requirements 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively using visual, symbolic, and/or language skills in various modes:
  • The reasons for rejecting surfaces is comprehensively explained to relevant role-players and alternative suggestions or recommendations are made where appropriate 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environments and the health of others:
  • Primers are thoroughly mixed before they are applied to surfaces
  • All paint is thoroughly mixed in accordance with specified requirements prior to application 

  • UNIT STANDARD CCFO DEMONSTRATING 
    Demonstrate an understanding of the world as a set of related systems by recognising that problem-solving contexts do not exist in isolation:
  • Adequate ventilation is provided when paint materials are prepared to avoid the health risks associated with the inhalation of toxic fumes and vapours
  • Windows are kept closed when a floor is painted to prevent dust particles, insects or other foreign objects from entering through open windows and becoming embedded in the wet surface 

  • UNIT STANDARD ASSESSOR CRITERIA 
    N/A 

    REREGISTRATION HISTORY 
    As per the SAQA Board decision/s at that time, this unit standard was Reregistered in 2012; 2015. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    N/A 

    QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  24273   National Certificate: Community House Building  Level 2  NQF Level 02  Reregistered  2023-06-30  CETA 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
    This information shows the current accreditations (i.e. those not past their accreditation end dates), and is the most complete record available to SAQA as of today. Some Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionaries have a lag in their recording systems for provider accreditation, in turn leading to a lag in notifying SAQA of all the providers that they have accredited to offer qualifications and unit standards, as well as any extensions to accreditation end dates. The relevant Primary or Delegated Quality Assurance Functionary should be notified if a record appears to be missing from here.
     
    1. 17 Shaft Training 
    2. Abakholwe Community Developers (Pty) Ltd 
    3. Artisan Development Academy 
    4. Aveng Grinaker -LTA Civil Engineering 
    5. Better Best Agri Development 
    6. BH Training and Consulting (Pty) Ltd 
    7. Blacken Security Services 
    8. Bokgoni Training And Development 
    9. BOLAND COLLEGE (Paarl) 
    10. Border Kei Training Trust 
    11. Builders Training Centre 
    12. Capricorn FET College - Central Office 
    13. CBM TRAINING PTY LTD 
    14. CENTRE FOR CAREER GUIDANCE AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CC 
    15. Centre For Economic Participation 
    16. CLEAN HEAT ENERGY SAVING SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD 
    17. Coega Development Corporation (Pty) Ltd 
    18. College of Cape Town (City Campus) 
    19. Construction Resource Development Centre 
    20. DESTO PTY LTD 
    21. Eastcape Training Centre 
    22. EDUCATORY ELECTRO SERVICES 
    23. Edzani Community Development and Consultancy 
    24. Ekurhuleni Artisans and Skills Training Pty Ltd 
    25. Ergo-Maphelong Institute 
    26. Esayidi TVET College 
    27. ETS Emergency Training Solutions (PTY) LTD 
    28. Forek Institute of Technology 
    29. Furniture World Training Centre 
    30. Gabasega Consulting and Training Centre 
    31. Gert Sibande TVET College 
    32. Goldfields FET College 
    33. GREATER ELDOS IMAGES OF PEACE 
    34. Ikasa Consultancy Enterprise 
    35. Ikhwezi Training Institute (Pty) Ltd 
    36. In Touch Community Development & Project Managers 
    37. INDUSTRIES EDUCATION & TRAINING INSTITUTE 
    38. Josmap Training Institute 
    39. KIM People Development 
    40. KING HINTSA TVET College 
    41. L S Nkosi CC 
    42. Leps Training Consultants 
    43. Macsen Construction & Projects 
    44. Maesela Phaladi Investment and Construction PTY LTD 
    45. Majuba TVET College 
    46. Mnambithi TVET College 
    47. MOGOLO ACADEMY - ENKELBULT 
    48. Mopani South East FET College - Central Office 
    49. Motheo TVET College 
    50. Mothusi Management Consultants 
    51. MPUMALANGA REGIONAL TRAINING TRUST 
    52. Mthoms Trading 
    53. NEMJA SECURITY AND PROJECTS CC 
    54. Nkangala Public FET College - Central Office 
    55. Nkomaba Trading and Projects 
    56. Nokuthula Dube & Associates 
    57. Nomagwanishe Investments cc 
    58. NOMASOJABULA TRAINING CENTRE 
    59. Northern Cape Rural TVET College 
    60. Northlink TVET College 
    61. NSINGWENI CONSULTING (PTY) LTD 
    62. Othandweni Training Centre 
    63. PALABORA FOUNDATION 
    64. Palale Construction and Projects 
    65. Pat Sesfikile Trading CC 
    66. Perfect Solution Project and Consultancy 
    67. PRIMESERV CORPORATE SOLUTIONS PTY LTD T/A PRIMESERV HR SOLUTIONS 
    68. PROMINENT EMZANSI PROJECTS 
    69. Protech Training (Pty) Ltd 
    70. Qualfurn Training & Projects (Pty) Ltd 
    71. RCS Academy 
    72. Reata Services (Pty) Ltd 
    73. Rural Development Trust 
    74. Sakhisizwe Development Training 
    75. Sejamo Construction and Training 
    76. SESANA PROJECTS 
    77. SETHIKE TRADING 
    78. Sivile Housing Association RSA 
    79. SIYAFUNDA BUSINESS SYSTEM 
    80. Somvi General Services 
    81. Sphola Consulting CC 
    82. St Anthonys Education Centre 
    83. STEP AHEAD BUSINESS TRAINING 
    84. STEVENEL TRAINING CONSTRUCTION AND CIVIL 
    85. Thabomeleng 
    86. Thaleba Promotions and Events Management 
    87. Thekweni TVET College 
    88. Tius Consultants 
    89. Tjeka Training Matters Pty Ltd 
    90. Tlhogi''s Consulting and Projects 
    91. Tommy Phiri Labour Relations and Training Services 
    92. Training Force (Pty) Ltd 
    93. TSEBO SECHABA CONSULTING 
    94. Tshwane North College for FET - Central Office 
    95. TSK Projects 
    96. Ubucubu Home Industries 
    97. Umfolozi FET College 
    98. Umgungundlovu FET College 
    99. Vizz Tech Printers 
    100. VSL GENERAL TRADING CC 
    101. Vuselela TVET College 
    102. WAL TRAINING 
    103. West Coast TVET College 



    All qualifications and part qualifications registered on the National Qualifications Framework are public property. Thus the only payment that can be made for them is for service and reproduction. It is illegal to sell this material for profit. If the material is reproduced or quoted, the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) should be acknowledged as the source.